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Ryan Adams Live at Ed Sullivan Theater on 2011-12-05

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Ryan Adams Live at Ed Sullivan Theater on 2011-12-05

Ryan Adams
12/5/11 -
Ed Sullivan Theater, NYC
"Live On Letterman" webcast

1. intro, tuning
2. Oh My Sweet Carolina
3. Ashes & Fire
4. If I Am a Stranger #
5. Dirty Rain
6. New York, New York
7. Do I Wait
8. 'Kiss, solo shows stories'
9. Lucky Now
10. Jacksonville Skyline **
11. 'what i had for lunch story'
12. Black Sheets Of Rain $$
13. English Girls Approximately
14. '"Moonlighting" rant'
15. 16 Days **
16. Lucky Now @

#=Ryan Adams & the Cardinals song
**=Whiskeytown song
$$=Bob Mould cover
@="Late Show With David Letterman" 5pm taping

Collection RyanAdams
Band/Artist Ryan Adams
Venue Ed Sullivan Theater
Location NYC

Source SBD('Live On Letterman' webcast)>SD 744t
Lineage firewire>WAV>Sound Forge 7.0(dc offset, PD&Norm, CW, LCR, tracking, fades)>FLAC
Taped by vanillag
Transferred by vanillag


#=Ryan Adams & the Cardinals song
**=Whiskeytown song
$$=Bob Mould cover
@="Late Show With David Letterman" 5pm taping

Ryan Adams - guitars, harmonica, piano, vox, jokes

'Live On Letterman' webcast>SD 744t>firewire>WAV>Sound
Forge 7.0(dc offset, PD&Norm, CW, LCR, tracking, fades)>FLAC
captured & mast/remastered by vanillag--12/2011.

@=HD DTV>DVR>SD 722>firewire>WAV>Sound
Forge 7.0(PD&Norm, CW)>WAV--captured by Scotty B.
mast/remastered by vanillag--12/2011.

Many thanks go out to Scott B. for getting me the "Letterman
proper" tune & to Ryan for the incredible performance & for
just generally being so cool & generous about everything.

So yes, this is just a webcast, but it sounds terrific & since there are barely any
Ryan shows appearing from this killer tour, I thought that you all might want this
tasty gem. It also happens to be "VGRM50", a milestone of sorts. I did my standard
thing with broadcasts, which is to tastily WAVhammer the crowd so they are not
louder than the acoustic music & then you don't find yourself turning down the
recording everytime the 'super loud crowd' comes on. I thought that this was an
exceptional performance & I hope that you do, too. Includes his tune from "Late
Show With David Letterman" taped earlier than this webcast, but broadcast later
that night.


VGRM(vanillag remaster) series:
VGRM01 - Mago(Martin Medeski) 2007-05-12 - Japan
VGRM02 - Ryan Adams & the Cardinals 2006-10-17 - Germany
VGRM03 - Schleigho 2010-06-25 - NYC(on
VGRM04 - Club d'Elf 2008-03-13 - Cambridge, MA("10th Anniversary")
VGRM05 - Schleigho 2003-10-16 - Albany, NY(on
VGRM06 - Los Lobos 2010-12-31 - City Winery, NYC
VGRM07 - Piers Faccini 2011-02-09 - Living Room, NYC
VGRM08 - Bruce Hornsby 1999-03-26 - Paramount Arts Center, Ashland, KY
VGRM09.5 - Zero 1996-11-22 - Chester's Place, Fayetteville, AR(on
VGRM10 - Piers Faccini 2011-02-16 - Living Room, NYC
VGRM11 - Jerry Joseph 2010-07-13 - Portland, OR(on
VGRM12 - Livingston Leo 2011-03-08 - Dinosaur BBQ, NYC
VGRM13 - The Italian Surf Academy 2011-03-15 - Shrine, NYC
VGRM14 - Schleigho 2010-11-20 - Ding Dong Lounge, NYC(on
VGRM15 - Bobby Previte 2011-03-28 - Merkin Concert Hall, NYC
VGRM16 - Jerry Joseph 2010-11-07 - Shrine, NYC(on
VGRM17 - Jerry Joseph 2011-04-08 - Living Room, NYC(on
VGRM18 - Jerry Joseph 2011-04-13 - Cafe Addis, NYC(on
VGRM19 - Club d'Elf 2011-04-09 - Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY(on
VGRM20 - Exter vs. Kimock 2011-03-26 - Terras Cafe, Bethlehem, PA
VGRM21 - Juggling Suns 11/13/10 - Darress Theatre, Boonton, NJ(on
VGRM22 - Jerry Joseph 2011-05-06 - Limon Dos, Nicaragua
VGRM23 - Wicked Knee 2011-05-12 - Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY
VGRM24 - Jerry Joseph 2011-05-07 - Limon Dos, Nicaragua
VGRM25 - Jerry Joseph 2011-05-05 - Limon Dos, Nicaragua
VGRM26 - Jerry Joseph 2011-06-13 - Shrine, NYC(on
VGRM27 - Jerry Joseph 2011-06-15 - Swanson~o~rama, Portland, OR(on
VGRM28 - Jerry Joseph 2011-07-01 - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO(on
VGRM29 - Jerry Joseph 2002-06-14 - Family A Faire, North Plains, OR(on
VGRM30 - Jerry Joseph 2011-07-08 - New Parish, Oakland, CA(on
VGRM31 - Jerry Joseph 2011-07-09 - New Parish, Oakland, CA(on
VGRM32 - Jerry Joseph 2010-09-19 - Blackswoods, Mercersburg, PA(on
VGRM33 - Stockholm Syndrome 2011-08-05 - Bellvue, CO(on
VGRM34 - Stockholm Syndrome 2011-08-17 - Athens, GA(on
VGRM35 - Jerry Joseph 2011-01-20 - Astro Lounge, Bend, OR(on
VGRM36 - Jerry Joseph 2011-08-26 - Bandito's, Virginia City, MT(on
VGRM37 - Jerry Joseph 2011-08-27 - Bandito's, Virginia City, MT(on
VGRM38 - Jerry Joseph 2011-08-28 - Bandito's, Virginia City, MT(on
VGRM39 - Stockholm Syndrome 2010-03-12 - Telluride, CO(on
VGRM40 - Jerry Joseph 2011-09-23 - Blackswoods, Mercersburg, PA
VGRM41 - Jerry Joseph 2011-09-24 - Blackswoods, Mercersburg, PA
VGRM42 - Jerry Joseph 2011-09-25 - Blackswoods, Mercersburg, PA
VGRM43 - Jerry Joseph 2011-09-17 - The Jewel, NYC(afternoon show)(on
VGRM44 - Jerry Joseph 2011-09-17 - The Jewel, NYC(midnight show)(on
VGRM45 - Wicked Knee 2011-09-29 - The Falcon, Marlboro, NY
VGRM46 - Jerry Joseph 2011-10-25 - Alberta Rose Theater, Portland, OR(on
VGRM47 - Chris Robinson Brotherhood 2011-11-08 - Canal Club, Richmond, VA
VGRM48 - MAGO & Wicked Knee 2011-11-30 - The Blockley, Philadelphia, PA
VGRM49 - Black Crowes 2008-08-02 - Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
VGRM50 - Ryan Adams 2011-12-05 - Ed Sullivan Theater, NYC


Reviewer: Dan33185 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 23, 2015
Subject: New York, New York
To me, this is the definitive version of NY,NY. Just beautiful and miles better than the studio version.
Reviewer: BobSmokes - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 8, 2013
Subject: Wow
Simply put... Amazing Listen
Reviewer: zpfleghaar - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 18, 2012
Subject: Wow
The audio is phenomenal and DRA is simply arresting. His voice is my favorite in the industry.
Reviewer: amishman0002 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2012
Subject: Alright...
Ryan Adams covering Bob Mould is awesome!!! So is the rest of the show. I love the new stuff as much as I love the old.
Reviewer: Lesnmore - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 13, 2012
Subject: Thank you Ryan and the person who put this up.
As you said, it's cool that Ryan has allowed so many excellent SBD recordings to circulate with his blessing. I saw this tour in November so it's nice to have a audio souvenir to remember it by.
Reviewer: oatwillie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 26, 2011
Subject: Great show
Thanks for uploading this great show. Tried to see if there was a way to send PM to you somehow, but doesn't seem to be any way to do that. I'd be really interested in the Piers Faccini 2011-02-16 - Living Room, NYC and Los Lobos at City Winery last new years eve.

Thanks again for this great Ryan Adams show.
Reviewer: Sri K - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 24, 2011
Subject: Gratitude
I do not deserve to immerse myself in these jams until I properly thank DRA for this post. For years, he allowed SOUNDBOARD (SBD) recordings of live shows, and this decision indubitably shaped my lifestyle. I first stumbled into the Live Music Archive after my July 29, 2006 Cardinals experience. (It was beyond the sum of all 5 senses.) Though this is one of the few shows not available at, the show propelled me into the world of bootleg SBD recordings. Not some audience recording. Just the real deal. SBD-matrix.

This wasn't a jam band like Phish or even the damn Grateful Dead. This was the Cardinals. MFC. A band with songs that happened to jam. I doubt there has been another modern songwriter with banter that is fragile, witty, irreverent, ruminating, and goofy enough to be the whole show. Comedy and brilliantly-crafted songs. Pop songs transformed into face-melting jams.

From that initial download, these performances have consumed my time and concern. Each is a discernable unit of catharsis that’s helped me have fun while I learn. I was understandably jarred by the decision to restrict free live recordings. I often espouse the novel concept of artists being compensated for their efforts; however, the news still punctured my gut. Sweet sounds from a lover scorned stopped when the window shut. I waited impatiently, glancing at rogue iPhone videos. Still, the point is I waited. And then come December, this is posted. Finally, a recording for folks in the South, who must continue waiting for a transfusion of living Ryan Adams art. Yes, thankful and u, I will wait.
Reviewer: Fenner1976 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2011
Subject: Excellent!
Many sincere thanks for including this one on the archive. To any serious follower of Ryan Adams, a copy of a very recent show is a real treat. Thanks again!
Reviewer: puget sound - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 11, 2011
Subject: wonderful solo Ryan
great, great acoustic set--thanks for sharing the love
Reviewer: slackeeslack - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 11, 2011
Subject: i've been watching
for a recording of one of RA current solo shows....

thanks sooooooooo much for posting this
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